Five Star Professional Honors Christian Koch, CFP®, CPWA®, RICP®, CDFA™ of KAMSouth with the 2016 Five Star Wealth Manager Award

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Award winners represent a select group of wealth managers in the Atlanta area.

It is a confirmation that we are making a difference in our clients financial lives. The value of sound financial decisions play a critical role improving your Return on Life.

Christian Koch, CFP®, CPWA®, RICP®, CDFA™ of KAMSouth is featured in a special section of the October issue of Atlanta magazine as a 2016 Five Star Wealth Manager award winner.

Five Star Professional partnered with Atlanta magazine to identify and showcase an exclusive group of wealth managers who have demonstrated excellence in their field.

“We are a Independent private wealth management firm focused on value investing and retirement planning,” says said Christian Koch, CFP®, CPWA®, RICP®, CDFA™ of KAMSouth. “This year we were very proud to be featured in the USA Today, be a guest expert on the Brian Tracy TV Show airing on ABC, NBC, CBS and FOX affiliates around the country. Finally, I was featured in the upcoming book titled: Professional Performance 360: Special Edition: Success.

The 2016 Five Star Wealth Manager award winners have been carefully selected for their commitment to providing quality services to their clients. The award is based on an in-depth research process incorporating peer and firm feedback with objective criteria such as client retention rates, client assets administered, industry experience and regulatory and complaint history.

“It is a confirmation that we are making a difference in our clients financial lives. The value of sound financial decisions play a critical role improving your Return on Life,” says Christian.

“The research behind this award is extensive with each wealth manager being thoroughly vetted from numerous angles. We are proud to showcase these distinguished professionals,” stated Jonathan Wesser, Research Director, Five Star Professional.

Research Disclosure:

The Five Star Wealth Manager award, administered by Crescendo Business Services, LLC (dba Five Star Professional), is based on 10 objective criteria: 1. Credentialed as a registered investment adviser or a registered investment adviser representative; 2. Active as a credentialed professional in the financial services industry for a minimum of 5 years; 3. Favorable regulatory and complaint history review (unfavorable feedback may have been discovered through a check of complaints registered with a regulatory authority or complaints registered through Five Star Professional’s consumer complaint process*); 4. Fulfilled their firm review based on internal standards; 5. Accepting new clients; 6. One-year client retention rate; 7. Five-year client retention rate; 8. Non-institutional discretionary and/or non-discretionary client assets administered; 9. Number of client households served; 10. Education and professional designations.

Wealth managers do not pay a fee to be considered or awarded. Once awarded, wealth managers may purchase additional profile ad space or promotional products. The award methodology does not evaluate the quality of services provided and is not indicative of the winner’s future performance. 2,210 Atlanta wealth managers were considered for the award; 526 (24 percent of candidates) were named 2016 Five Star Wealth Managers.

*To qualify as having a favorable regulatory and complaint history, the person cannot have: 1. been subject to a regulatory action that resulted in a suspended or revoked license, or payment of a fine, 2. had more than three customer complaints filed against them (settled or pending) with any regulatory authority or Five Star Professional’s consumer complaint process, 3. individually contributed to a financial settlement of a customer complaint filed with a regulatory authority, 4. filed for bankruptcy, or 5. been convicted of a felony.

For research methodology information visit http://www.fivestarprofessional.com.

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